In the Beginning

In the beginning, there was the void: cold, dark, and silent.

Perfect.

The void became self-aware. A consciousness formed. A consciousness which savored solitude, reveled in silence, and luxuriated in peaceful slumber. The consciousness felt no need to create, no need to explore, and no need to change anything about its existence. Its only desire was to exist with itself, and to float peacefully within the void: Sleeping and dreaming, in silence.

A blinding light pierced the darkness as the veil between the worlds was ripped apart. The consciousness awakened, and screamed in pain and rage. Twelve gods stepped through the torn veil, hoping to create a new world.

The intruders created two realms out of the void: the celestial, where they would live, and the mortal, where their servants would live. Before long, these realms were filled with light and noise. The consciousness of the void, unable to sleep, became enraged. It became Exterminis, the Destroyer, and vowed to unmake all that had been made.

Exterminis swore to return the universe to nothingness, the state of the perfect void, so he could sleep peacefully once again.